Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed is furious. I'm told practically the entire Ravens team is mad. Maybe they are right to be. Reed is not a dirty player, and he plays for one of the classiest, best-run organizations in all of sports -- from top to bottom. Yes, the Ravens are angry Reed has been suspended one game for three total head-shot hits.
But Reed and every other player needs to understand something: This is the new NFL. This is the 21st-century NFL.
In this new NFL, any shot at, or near, the head will be punished.
Let me repeat: Any shot at, or near, the head will be punished.